Sarwar Danesh, a former vice-president of Afghanistan, has announced the formation of the “Afghanistan Justice and Freedom” party. The newly formed political party sees “fighting the Taliban and building a federal republic in Afghanistan” as its two main goals.
The Afghanistan Justice and Freedom party’s statement highlighted the necessity to fight the Taliban and stated that the “growth of international terrorism” is a result of the Taliban’s “illegitimate rule.”
This political movement, which is led by Sarwar Danesh, released a statement on Monday, October 24. Before the Afghan government collapsed to the Taliban, Danesh served as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s VP.
The statement addresses that “the emergence and growth of international terrorism and extremist groups in our land and the failure and collapse of the nation-state building process in Afghanistan is the consequence of the illegitimate rule of the extremist and monopolistic Taliban group in the current situation.”
With regard to establishing a federal republic system in Afghanistan, the newly formed party stated that “the time has come to facilitate the implementation of a federal system in our country within the framework of the national consensus.”
The absence of a competing and alternative system to be put out as an alternative when criticizing the Taliban administration has long been one of the main issues in political discussions.
One of the most highly contentious issues in recent Afghan political discussions has been the creation of federalism, which has a large following.
The party has declared that it will submit its full blueprint for a federal government in Afghanistan for its future at the appropriate time.
The statement of the party calls for “the fair participation of all ethnic groups in the administration of the country,” as well as the involvement of women in leadership positions and political decision-making.
This party also counts Rasool Talib as a member who was a senior advisor to the former Afghan president in public and social affairs.
“We want an inclusive and federal government,” a member of this party reportedly said to Deutsche Welle. “If negotiations with the Taliban and other political movements fail, we will turn to armed conflict.